Fuzzy on the detail: Nair Xavier at ModaLisboa

Menswear can be difficult. To stand out on a runway it needs to find the line between edgy and wearable, and toe it – something Nair Xavier did yesterday during ModaLisboa in Lisbon. Her fuzzy textures were second in visual appeal only to her colour palette: soft egg-shell blue, vibrant cobalt and duck yellow made her menswear collection on-trend yet easy to wear.

Just Cavalli Autumn (Fall) / Winter 2014

Just Cavalli’s most beautiful looks were maximal in print but minimal in detail, or vice versa. Part of that might come down to personal taste, but it’s also the best state of affairs when it comes to highlighting and appreciating what the man truly excels at. You need to be able to see the detail or the print without one overtaking the other.

10 beautiful backstage photos from Couture week

There’s always a different view to be glimpsed backstage, whether it’s a view of how the show is put together or of how a garment sits on the body when the model is relaxed and waiting instead of in full stride. At this week’s Paris fashion week for Haute Couture spring 2014, we saw so many beautiful runway moments, but that’s not to discount the…

Stephane Rolland Couture Haute Couture Spring 2014

It’s hard to imagine how one can craft such delicate yet deliberate shapes out of such weightless, diaphanous fabric, but Stephane Rolland did it. His sculptural shoulders, peplums and skirts were like petals scalloped and veined against the light. The only hardness was the addition of vinyl and varnished leather details, but they were hard in fabrication, not in mood.

5 sexy & fashionable music videos to watch this weekend

Music and fashion, fashion and music, one could easily argue these are in fact the two sides of the same coin. Colliding, or coming together, influencing each other or filling each other’s voids, connecting to send a message or perhaps to fully enrich a statement, it is clear that one is not the same without the other. After the break, discover 5 music clips that…

Vivienne Westwood Autumn (Fall) / Winter 2014 men’s

If you can rely on Vivienne Westwood for one thing, it’s using her fame for a cause. Her press notes immediately implore some environmental action instead of explaining a thing about the collection itself: whatever’s on the runway matters as a vehicle for a message. This time the message was anti-fracking. If you’re not familiar with the dangers of fracking, I’ll leave you to Google…

Jenni Kayne PF ’14 look book

One could easily see each and every one of the garments building Jenni Kayne’s pre-autumn/ fall 2014 collection take over the city streets and in doing so, tirelessly advocating for the chic utilitarian manifesto and for the refined forties-inspired silhouettes. Wearable, feeling effortless and utterly fresh, Kayne’s signature tailoring meets a dash of summer camp sportiness this season.